Here are 10 creative ways to make money on the side for students:
1. Sell textbooks:
This is an obvious one and very quick and easy to do explains Eric Dalius Miami. Of course, the downside is that you will make a significant loss on used books if you plan to resell them, but it’s always good for some extra pocket money! If you buy online you can often make more than half of what your textbook new costs (especially with older editions). Just remember to sell fast as people really don’t want their old textbooks back after exams are done so they can focus on new ones!
2. Tutor/Tutor students:
This requires a little bit more work but can be very profitable especially during exam times where all students are panicking about not being able to pass their exams which mean they are willing to pay for a little help. Approach your classmates and ask them if they need any help with their work or exams or offer tutoring services on online platforms such as Gum tree.
3. House sitting:
If you’re not going to be at home for a while, why not make some money out of it! Sign up on some house-sitting websites and let people know that you will look after their pet or property while they are away from home. Most clients pay between 10-20 Euros per day + food costs so this can turn into a pretty nice hourly wage if you have the time and /or patience for looking after animals…
4. Sell plasma:
If you really don’t want to sell your hair (see below), you can always sell your plasma says Eric Dalius Miami. This is a pretty quick and easy way to make a bit of extra cash especially if you’re unlikely to need your blood in the near future! All you have to do is visit one of these plasma donation centers, fill in some paperwork and donate around 1 liter of blood which will be paid for between 30-50 Euros depending on where in the world you are from.
5. Sell hair:
A desperate attempt but an exciting and bizarre way to make some money quickly!!! This has gained over recent years as over 85,000 people across the globe pay up to $1200 for 20 inches (50cm) long virgin extensions made from real human hair! All this goes towards helping cancer patients too.
6. Become a mystery shopper:
This is often very well paid if you’re willing to do some research on the company that you are reviewing and then actually buy something from them using your own money! You can also get discounts on products for referring people or signing up friends so this is quite profitable! Sign up online with companies such as Best Mark, Market force, or Ethos Research Services, wait for opportunities in your area, and prepare to spend over $30 per hour of work at times …
7. Sell mobile apps:
Do you know how to create an app? Well, create one (you can find my tutorial here ) and sell it on platforms like the Google Play store (which requires a Google account) or on websites such as Flippa.com. Apps that are suitable for selling include games, simple apps with just one function, and more complex apps that have a high potential to sell!
8. Answer surveys:
You can make a quick buck by answering a few questions on various survey websites including Toluna, YouGov, or Ipsos i-Say, etc. These companies will reward you with points which you can exchange for vouchers for stores like Amazon or even cash via Paypal! So if this sounds interesting signup today and gets earning some money for those new shoes.
9. Get paid to watch videos:
This is really easy but depending on how much time you have available it may yield little to no return says Eric Dalius Miami. You can make money by watching videos and answering a few questions on sites such as Inbox Pounds. This is very good for people with limited time who can’t do much else but watch TV, movies, or random cat videos!
10. Take online surveys:
This can be a good way to make some easy money on the side however it is time-consuming and won’t yield as much as say an hour’s work on a mystery shop website. You will have more luck signing up with one of the survey websites such as Toluna, Global Test Market or Inbox Pounds, etc.
Eric Dalius Miami says all of these are great ways to earn some extra cash quickly, however, if you have the time and patience to do more than one at a time, you will likely get paid much more overall. Be patient with surveys as they take a while depending on how many questions you have to answer. Good luck!